The Dhamma in the Desert Valley
CMM is a distinctive Buddhist monastery located nearby the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, USA. Setting on approximately 3 acres, the monastery offers an ancient perspective on the practice of Theravada Buddhism in today's world.
The monastery welcomes people from every walk of life, religion, and belief to learns and practices The Art of Living and the way to be free from all sufferings, which is the definitive goal as taught by the Lord Buddha.
As the guidance of Vipassana meditation at CMM, Ajahn (teacher) Chaiya encourages everyone who comes to Las Vegas visit the Temple to learn more about the Vipassana meditation. Especially, someone sincerely want to study meditation but do not know how and where to go about it. Ajahn Chaiya also gives Dhamma lectures/talks on weekend. The lectures are provided in Thai, Burmese, and English. In addition, special guest speakers are invited each year to share their insight and knowledge of Buddhism. All of the services at the CMM are complimentary services, Everyone is Welcome!!!
Daily Meditation Classes
- 4:00 to 5:00 AM (Private only)
- 9:00 to 10:00 AM (Open to the public)
- 2:00 to 3:00 PM (Self-practice hour)
- 5:00 to 6:00 PM (Open to the public)
Note that meditators are encouraged to continue their practice at all times by practicing sitting or walking meditation during non-instructive hours and personal time.
Monthly Meditation Retreats and Classes
- No dates currently scheduled for Residential Courses until posted...
- Please check back with us again for further information. Thank you.
The Buddha Nature
“Do Good and Be Good ; Not to do any evil, to cultivate good, to purify one's mind- this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.”